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Reports by:- Les and Lyn

Vic, Lakes Entrance, Woodbine Caravan Park

Date of Stay: June 2024 Rating: 3.5
3 rates, off peak, shoulder, peak - OP $33 p/n powered. Pay 6 stay 7. This caravan park was cleaned out a few years ago and was then set up for tourists only. Tidy park next to the Bowls Club who are also the owner. Well laid out but the sites are small, cars have to park across the front of the site. Some will find it awkward even on drive through sites. Good services to each site, 1/2 have slabs, cheaper laundry, good camp kitchen. Older but clean ablutions. Dump Point. No pool but walking distance to the shopping precinct. Good for up to a week. Member of the G’Day group so their additional discount applies on the nightly fee.

NSW, Eden, Discovery Parks - Eden

Date of Stay: June 2024 Rating: 4
Discovery G’Day park. Special rates in winter, we got 7 nights powered for $117 plus upgraded to an ensuite site. Maybe 8km from Eden, located in Boydtown. Big park with many perms and annuals. Lots of entertainment for the kids. Pool and a spa which is beaut in winter. Fantastic camp kitchen/ TV room. Ensuite sites. Downside: poor FTA TV reception, poor phone coverage, limited internet but the park has good WiFi. Ensuite sites and many cabins too. Walk to the beach. Car/boat washing area. Good for a week and we would come back again

Vic, Tallangatta, Tallangatta Showground

Date of Stay: May 2024 Rating: 2.5
Typical Showgrounds set up. $25/n powered. Plenty of room so no need to snuggle, some sites are on a slope. Some sites with views of the lake. We didn’t use the communal facilities. We have stayed at the van park too but prefer here. All FTA TV, good phone coverage. 1 km to town shopping (limited) On site caretaker collects the fee. - very relaxing. Dump Point for all RVs in this friendly town.

Vic, Rochester, Rochester Riverside Caravan Park

Date of Stay: May 2024 Rating: 4
Std site $39/n. Immaculate park, well managed. Ablutions are like new. Double slabs on many sites, level. Great camp kitchen with 2 electric BBQs. Good FTA TV, good phone coverage. Lush grassy lawns at each site. No pool, good playground. 2 washers 1 dryer plenty of clothes lines.

Vic, Lake Boga, Lake Boga Campground

Date of Stay: May 2024 Rating: 2
Known as Areas 4&5. This unpowered lakeside reserve is managed by the Lake Boga Caravan park. Access is via Lakeside Drive. $7.50 per person/ night. Coloured tags are to be attached to the van so the ranger knows you have paid at the CP. Grassy sites along the shore line, toilets with hot showers - morning shower recommended as it has off peak water tank heating. Skip bins for campers to use. Nearest dump point is at the CP and is free to paying campers. Good for a few days, great sunsets across the lake. Swan Hill shopping approx 15km away. Can be windy, full service FTA TV full service phone coverage. Many homes overlook the camping areas and towards the lake.

Vic, Sea Lake, Sea Lake Caravan And Camping Park

Date of Stay: May 2024 Rating: 2.5
Dusty park, powered sites are mostly small but some drive through. Unpowered $15/n Powered with water $25/n. Caravans are packed in. Old but serviceable ablutions, good camp kitchen. Washer & dryer plus clothes line. Dump point. Potable water point to fill tanks for unpowered sites. 2 nights are probably enough. Definitely a no frills caravan park.

SA, Naracoorte, Naracoorte Showground

Date of Stay: May 2024 Rating: 2.5
Level large grassy sites, all can be drive through. Fixed price sites powered $30/n unpowered $20/n no longer offering any discounts - new Showground committee rules. Helen and Kingsley are the most helpful caretakers we have met and they are doing a top job. We didn’t use the ablutions as we are self contained, Grey water allowed to go onto the grass. Dump point, excellent FTA TV, excellent phone coverage. Nearest laundry is about 1.5km away. Full service Woolies in town to restock the van.

SA, Kingston SE, Kingston Jetty RV Park

Date of Stay: May 2024 Rating: 2
Low cost RV park, min charge seems to be $20 for 2 nights. Camping permits from vending machine at entrance to be displayed on dash. Morning ranger patrol checking every site. Water station, dump point, toilets. No tents, no car sleeping, dogs ok. For us 2 days were enough. A local attraction is “Larry” the big lobster.

SA, Karoonda, Karoonda Apex Caravan Park

Date of Stay: April 2024 Rating: 3.5
Pay at the council 500 metres away in the Main Street. Powered sites $20/n or $100/w. Free camp at rear with no facilities. Small council run park that now has about 14 sites. Some new drive through sites with power and water. 4 communal ensuite bathrooms with coded locks for the powered sites only. Slight slope on most sites. Also has cabins and a fairly new camp kitchen that is very well equiped with 2 electric BBQs. Fire pit. Public dump point. No FTA TV from Adelaide, unless you have a super powered booster. 4 bar Telstra phone coverage, public wifi. ATM the ground is a lot dryer than our last stay in 2019.

NSW, Bourke, Mitchell Caravan Park

Date of Stay: April 2024 Rating: 3.5
New managers just taken over. $37/n powered $27/n unpowered, not negotiable no weekly rates. No pool. Has ensuite sites extra cost, laundry, dump point and good amenities. Big level sites no slabs and also have drive through sites. Adequate shade overall. On main drag so lots of road noise. The ‘Quiet’ side backs onto houses so usual doggie noises. Good for 2 nights to do laundry and stock up the van. Seems popular because of proximity to town - ring ahead to ensure a site.